Minoru Nagata`s “Native” pipe follows the Japanese garden aesthetics of “Shin”, “Gyo” and “So”. This can be found from the pipe`s straight lines, gentle curves and rough textured edges. The tiger tooth bowl displays soft, finely striped, vertical grain. The shank is a long, thin bamboo stem that is reinforced with a small stainless steel tube providing extra strength in it`s construction and a smooth draw. The bowl is not very large and is classified by Mr Nagata as a short smoking pipe.